Besides being a founding member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association and putting on, in her estimation, 16,000 clinics, Patty Berg sent players Christmas cards, gave them tips as well as clubs, invited herself to a wedding and made herself available whenever needed.
That’s why the concept of the Patty Berg Memorial this week at her home course of Cypress Lake Country Club is so fitting.
It’s a Legends Tour event honoring the Fort Myers resident who won an LPGA-record 15 majors and died in 2006 at the age of 88. But it’s also a first-of-its-kind event where a Legends Tour player is paired with a player from the developmental Symetra Tour for both Saturday’s and Sunday’s rounds.
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